Queensland Film Festival
20 August 2016
We continue our series of free screenings in partnership with the Queensland Film Festival, featuring three international experimental films:
Gabriel Abrantes and Ben Rivers | Portugal and France 2016, 30 minutes
In this delirious sci-fi riff on Arabian Nights’ ‘Tale of the Hunchback’, Ben Rivers and Gabriel Abrantes submerge viewers in a technological dystopia reigned by Dalaya.com, a mega-corporation that forces its employees to ‘relax’ at company-run medieval reenactments.Winner of the 2016 IndieLisboa Award for Best Portuguese Short Film.
Jon Rafman and Daniel Lopatin | 2015, 11 minutes
Featuring a cast of over 35 children, as well as a soundtrack by Oneohtrix Point Never, Sticky Drama portrays the development of a role-playing game set in a fantastical and violent world in which its participants struggle to preserve their memory and past histories.
HD Courtesy of Jon Rafman, The Zabludowicz Collection, Warp Records, and Seventeen, London.
Peter Burr | 2016, 14 minutes
A Stalker-inspired journey to the threshold of a utopian labyrinth. We follow the perspective of a solitary woman who descends into an abandoned subterranean arcology. She is tasked with cleaning up the glitchy mess that has spawned from this feral structure, becoming lost in the process.
HD Courtesy of Peter Burr.